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All Classes currently postponed until Covid-19 is contained.  Sorry for any inconvenience, thank you for understanding and continued patronage.  

Class Registration and Refund Policy

To guarantee your place in a class, the full class fee amount is due at registration.  If your name is on the class list but you have not paid, we cannot guarantee you a place or class supplies such as patterns and tools.

If you pay the registration fee but the class has to be cancelled by Sew Always, you will receive a full refund.

If you drop out of the class more than 2 weeks before the class date, you will receive a full refund less $10 that helps defray the costs of patterns, etc. already ordered.

If you cancel within 2 weeks of the class date, Sew Always cannot refund your registration fee since the teacher will have already prepared for the attendance of a certain number of students and class supplies for that number will have been ordered.

If you cannot make the class, however, feel free to find someone else who would like to take the class in your stead.  Contact the shop to see if there are names on a waiting list.  If you find someone, that person will pay you the registration fee directly.  If possible please call the shop and let us know the new attendee's name and contact information in case the class must be cancelled at the last minute.

Thank you for your understanding.

To enroll in any of the classes listed below please call the shop at (903) 784-6342.

Intonation

Date:  TBA

Time:  10 am to 4 pm

Instructor:  Nancy Glaspie

Fee:  $65.00

Supply List

  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic Sewing Supplies (thread, pins,  scissor, etc)
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Intonation Pattern (available at Sew Always)
  • Large 60 degree square up ruler any brand
  • Fabric for round only, not optional corners
  • 2 yards background (cream dot in pattern)
  • 5/8 yards very dark navy or back ( please discuss with Nancy)
  • Optional :  Acrylic templates - see Nancy)

This very unique 53" round quilt or table topper will teach you mastery of the dreaded Y-seam.  You will  also  learn to line up  key points, "square up "  triangles and make 24 pieced triangles of the same size .  This class does require some skills,  an accurate 1/4" seam when sewing, how to use your rotary cutter and sewing machine.  This class does require work done outside of class time.  Come and make a fantastic quilt with a very fun and  instructive teacher.  

Double Woven Rag Rugs

Date:  TBA

Time:  1 pm to 4 pm

Instructor:  Susie Guymon

Fee:  $25.00

Supply List

  • Frame  (available at  Sew Always for $30.00)
  • Scissors
  • 1/2 to 3/4 yard  of scrap fabric ( this can be recycled fabric from old clothing or linens will not show in final project)
  • 2 - 2 1/2 yards fabric in your choice of color pattern will not show.   Its a great way to use your scrap stash.

( all  materials listed above are for place mat sized  project)

Tired of simply piecing material?  Let Susie teach you how to weave fabric into a beautiful place mat.  Come and learn a fun technique that can be adapted to any size project.   Susie says this technique produces a highly durable product that can stand up to a lot of wear.

To enroll: Call the shop at (903) 784-6342

Introduction to Landscape Quilting

Date:  TBA

Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Instructors:  Nancy Glaspie and Dianna Ridge

Fee:  $25.00

Supply List

  • Fabric scissors
  • Rotary cutter and ruler
  • Long pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread to match each fabric
  • 12" or larger square up ruler (optional)
  • Small iron and pressing mat (optional but recommended  to save time)
  • Glue stick or baste it (optional)

Fabrics:   When choosing  your fabrics cut each piece  10" wide  X 4" high unless otherwise stated.  Stay away from fabrics with  high contrast designs.  Stay way from solids.  Look for tonals with movement.  Don't bother with "real"  looking  grass, water, etc.  Sky fabric is important so choose one with life in it not a bland tonal.  

  • Batting - Scrap about 14" X 18"
  • Backing- 14" X 18"
  • Binding- approx.  6" WOF

Lake Scene with Green Fields

  • 1 sky fabric 10" wide X 6" high
  • 2 mountain fabrics
  • 1 lake fabric ( you can use your sky fabric upside down to look like a relection)
  • 7-10 green fabrics for rolling hills ranging from light to dark

Beach Scene with Water and Sand

  • 1 sky fabric  cut 10"  wide X 6 "high
  • 1 white fabric
  • 1 tan fabric
  • scraps of textural prints for rocks/ islands
  • pieces of small white lace that might look like white foam (optional)

This will be a BEGINNER landscape class that you can accomplish in 1 day; your finished project will be approximately  8" X 12" before borders.  Using Karen Eckmeier's  fun layering and  top stitching  technique (no  1/4'" seams), discover the  secrets of creating an "accidental"  fabric landscape. Your project can be inspired by a favorite photo, postcard, or summer vacation.  


Cathedral Window Pillow

Date:  TBA

Time:  9:30 am to 3 pm

Instructor:  Fiona Egan

Fee: $25.00

Supply List:  

  • (9) -10 " squares of  back ground color ( white is in the sample picture)
  • (18 -20) - 2 1/2 inch squares to fill the windows ( cut 6 squares in half diagonally)
  • (2)- 12"X 14" rectangle for the pillow backing
  • (1) - 13" x 13" pillow form ( or make your own) 
  • Basic sewing supplies (thread to match background fabric, scissors, pins, seam ripper)
  • Sewing machine in good working order and capable of zigzag stitch
  • Fabric Glue (available at Sew Always)
  • Stiletto, or Purple Thang  (tool for turning out corners available at Sew Always)
  • Small iron and ironing mat (recommended  but not required)

Come and learn this beautiful technique from a fabulous teacher.  Fiona asks that students in  this class are familiar with the operation of their sewing machine  before class.  If you wish you can bring extra 2 1/2 in squares of fabric for the window fillers if you want to play with color placement.  Come and have a great time with wonderful people.


Stripping for Beginners

Date:   TBA

Time:  10 am to 4 pm

Fee:  $65

Instructor:  Regina Harris-Holcomb

Supply List

  • sewing machine a 70/10 needle is recommended
  • basic sewing supplies (thread, pins, scissors,  seam ripper)
  • rotary cutter
  • Striptease (Stripping for Beginners) by Brenda Henning .  Book available at Sew Always
  • Rulers 6" X 24"  and a stripology ruler, both are recommended and available at Sew Always but not required for class.
  • Cutting mats as large as you can afford and have room for are great to have at home, but will be provided in classroom.
  • fabric  for lap quilt ( 65" X 76")
  • 5 1/2 yards background fabric
  • 2 1/8 yards accent fabric
  • 3/4 yard binding 
  • 4 yards backing

Come and have a fabulous time with Regina learning a new and beginner friendly technique with a fun name.

To enroll:  Please call (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate.  See registration policy at top of page.

 

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Groups

Sew Always encourages sewing groups, whether machine or hand.  Members bring projects and enjoy each other's company in the classroom area.  There is no charge unless otherwise noted and all are welcome. No reservation is necessary for already existing groups.  If you would like to start a new group, please check with the shop for classroom availability.

Needleturn Applique - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Sew In - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 1st Thursday of each month and the last Friday of the month.  Bring your machine and supplies to work on any project you currently are enjoying.

Hand Embroidery - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  The group enjoys chatting while they work on their individual hand embroidery projects.

Handwork - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month.  Bring any handwork you need to work on and enjoy the camaraderie.

Machine Applique - This group meets from 10:00 am -5:00 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.   Check with the shop for details.

Machine Embroidery - This group meets from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month.  The group discusses different machine embroidery techniques and projects, and participants show their latest projects.  If you need one-on-one instruction, Paula McVay is available at an hourly rate.  Check the shop for details.

Quilts of Valor- This group meets from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm the fourth Wednesday of each month to work on projects for the Quilts of Valor program.

Free Motion Quilting - Tuesday, September 17 will be the first meeting of our newest club, one for people who wish to learn or improve their free motion quilting skills on their home machine.  The group will meet from 10:00 am through mid-afternoon (with a lunch break).  Each month a new quilting pattern will be discussed.  Members bringing machines and quilt sandwiches can then spend time practicing the pattern, perfecting past patterns, and having fun.  If you plan to attend the September meeting, please call the shop and let us know.  We would like to have an idea on the number of attendees if possible.  Thank you!

Red River Valley Quilt Guild - In addition to the regular sewing groups, this Guild meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.   The Guild exists to enhance the quilt knowledge of its members through speakers and presentations.  Their community outreach project is called the ABC Project.  Members make quilts of all sizes to be donated to various organizations in the area.  Come visit for a meeting or two.  We'd love to see you!  If you decide to  join, the yearly fee is $25.